The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will present a panel discussion of the 2019 Berkshire summer theater season featuring Edge contributors J. Peter Bergman and Dan Dwyer Friday, Sept. 13, at the Berkshire Museum.
On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Country Day School will host a workshop with child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., based on the theme of his best-selling book “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood.”
The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: “The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference.”
“Berkshire Supergenerians: A Forum for Seniors” is geared toward people in their 60s to their 90s; those concerned about aging well; and those who provide health, wellness and medical services to an older population.
The 2015 film ‘Packed in a Trunk’ follows Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson as she and her wife, Tess, attempt to unravel the mystery of her great aunt, Provincetown painter Edith Wilkinson.
Berkshire Botanical Garden has partnered with area historic homes Chesterwood, Naumkeag, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Olana, and the Mount to provide inspiration to artists entering the Grow Show’s floral design and photography divisions.
In her presentation, Dr. Jennifer Michaels will describe the disease of addiction; explain how people become addicted to substances, with a focus on heroin and prescription pills; and discuss how treatments and recovery work.
On June 4, the Berkshire International Film Festival wrapped up its 12th festival with luminaries such as Christopher Plummer, John Carroll Lynch, Karen Allen, Steven Cantor, Sheila Nevins, David Edelstein and Paul Krugman as well as 40 filmmakers in attendance.
The Outspoken poetry festival includes workshops, peer-led open mics and competitive poetry slams for youth ages 15–24, and the finale is a celebration that includes performances by the top finishers of the poetry slams and a feature set by poet Mariah Barber.
Theater of War will be introduced by Chris Gibson, former U.S. Army colonel, former U.S. Representative from New York and current visiting professor of leadership studies at Williams. A panel discussion with area veterans, mental health professionals, and veterans’ family members will follow the play.
Teaming with three-time Obie Award-winning director Ain Gordon and emerging choreography sensation Emily Johnson, Sō Percussion studied all things guns: they visited gun ranges, ordered rifle parts, and culled through dark memories to inform this new work.
Filmmaker Fidel Moreno has been to the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation several times and witnessed the gathering of people to form a community united by the commitment to protect water resources and the Missouri River
Over the past four months, firefighters Morell, Dezieck, and Powell attended class in Lee two nights per week, learning about fire behavior, building construction, hazardous materials, and safely sizing up incidents.
Former DNC chairman, presidential candidate, six-term governor and physician Howard Dean currently serves as a senior strategic advisor and independent consultant focusing on the areas of healthcare and energy issues.